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Come Rain, Come Sunshine, there will be Change on 12 August, declares HH

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united Party for National Development (UPND) Alliance leader, President Hakainde Hichilema has charged that nothing will stand in the way of UPND Alliance to prevent it from ushering in the much-needed change come 12th August.

Speaking shortly after a meeting with ECZ, Mr Hichilema stated that change was written on the faces of Zambians including that of flowers.

And Mr Hichilema says the UPND Alliance will no longer be taking unlawful orders from the Police, charging:

“Come rain, come sunshine, there will be a change of Government on 12th August. Change is written everywhere: on your lips; in the sky and on flowers. Chapwa! kabiye! Longa! The group here (Alliance partners) are civilized to allow for a peaceful transition of power. I want to assure you and guide you: from now onwards, we will not obey unlawful instructions. From what happened in Kanyama yesterday, a large procession-does it mean COVID-19 only knows the faces of opposition?” wondered Mr. Hichilema.

Asked to comment on the cancellation of two UPND Alliance Road Shows scheduled for Munali in Lusaka and another one in Kitwe, Copperbelt, Mr Hichilema stated that the party couldn’t proceed as the Police refused to give a go-ahead.

“The cancellation of the Road Show is one of the issues that came through in the meeting with ECZ…that there must be equity, fairness, and avoidance of using the COVID-19 as a weapon to deter the UPND Alliance from exercising the fundamental rights of citizens such as the freedom of Assembly. We also raised issues of the ECZ’s failure to play its role as referee in the Electoral process of the country,” said Mr. Hichilema.

Mr Hichilema stated that PF’s intention was to stop the UPND Alliance from selling its message to the electorate.

“The intention of the PF is to stop us from campaigning and from reaching out to the people. The intention (by PF) is to stop us from campaigning. The Police are used to advance the cause of endesha; chapwa; longa (Edgar Lungu). I want to assure you that courtesy of the people of Zambia, come rain, come sunshine, there will be change of Government on 12th August,” Hichilema said reassuringly.

Commenting on the UPND Alliance’s meeting at the same event, Alliance Chairman, Charles Milupi accused the ECZ of failing to execute their mandate of running the country’s electoral systems, adding that the Electoral body had instead surrendered the role to Zambia Police.

“We had a very serious meeting with ECZ at which we raise a number of issues concerning the elections. We also highlighted what we have seen in the ECZ who have failed to manage the elections. We have seen an ECZ who are willing to delegate their duties to the Police. We asked them why they are quiet when the Police are discharging their duties. We also raised issues of juveniles, minors registering as voters. We expect the ECZ to play their full role as referees. We also raised issues to do with the period for the announcement of results,” he said.

And UPND Alliance Vice-Chairperson, Ernest Mwansa of ZED, accused the Police of taking the UPND Alliance’s willingness for dialogue as a weakness.

“Some of the things that we raised to the ECZ that we feel that must work on and take responsibility is the Voter Register which up to this time we do not have. Our concern is that we should have been able to verify the Voter Register. The other issue we raised to do with the Public Media, particularly ZNBC which has continued to be a tool for the ruling PF. We are concerned because the law has made it clear because the law provides for public-run MEDIA to offer coverage to all political parties. The issue of Coronavirus: we are concerned that it sis being applied as a weapon to stop the opposition from campaigning,” he said.

He charged that the Police were creating an environment in which violence had become an alternative.

“Even the roadshows which they have allowed, we have police armoured vehicles trailing us. We want to make it clear that we are available to the Police Command. We are available for dialogue that will ensure that the elections are run properly,” he said.

He expressed concern at Inonge Wina’s continued use of public resources such as helicopters to carry out campaigns on behalf of the ruling party.

Mr Mwansa also appealed to the ECZ to take responsibility by conducting elections in line with the provisions of the law.

“The ECZ must not depend on Government to carry out their duties. The Electoral processes are in their hands. We will not expect the Internet to go. To ensure that they protect the vote themselves is not a responsibility that they can run away from,” he said.

42 COMMENTS

  1. I wish you well in your dreams the reality is that you’re still far from where Sata was in 2008

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  2. Change is coming before 12th August.
    Zambians have decided to THANK Bashi Tasila for wining elections twice. Tomorrow Justice Mambilima will tell Ba Edgar to go pack his bags!
    HH please be a gentleman and care for the out going president Lungu and the 2 other.

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  3. Wishful thinking. Which message have you got for the people of Zambia. You are always crying foul.

    Stop complaining about PF everyday. PF is bouncing back with ECL.

    HH thinks that if ECL is not the ballot, he can win. Nkandu Luo can beat cimbwi HH.

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  4. I feel pity for HH. It is this same overconfidence that makes HH fail to concede defeat when he loses. He uttered similar words in 2014 but lost an election. He did the same in 2016 and again lost. The picture on the ground is that the man is once again losing this election and we just hope he does not cause chaos this time around as was the case in 2016. In as much as ECL may not be the best, we have no credible opposition and an alternative to him. The fact that HH is coming from a very questionable background is actually working against him. There are people out there, myself included, who doubt HH’s integrity and capacity to govern this nation looking at ethical issues surrounding him. I also wish him good luck in his dreams

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  5. HH has said the same statement five times in the past… results are there for any sane person to see…say no more. My humble advise.. please manage your expectations to avoid unnecessary heart problems

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  6. Bally, let them ignore you and someone is having diarrhea right now we speak!

    Your popularity is making mesd up their underwears. This is PF against Zambians.

    Who can vote for hunger, expired drugs and condoms, loadshedding, corruption, pary hooligans and empty PF leadership.

    PF must ku wire?

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  7. Umutwe wamunobe, chalo cimbi. You can’t be too confident!!
    UPND followers refer to HH as president and call the head of state by name, sounds strange people living in denial that long. You seem to carry so much hate such that it would be dangerous to to vote for you. Change your hearts, then we can talk about changing govt.

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  8. Baushe Bally na ba UPND bashani? I think fikopo fye.

    Please, please, please Bally it is not Police that banned rallies. It is ECZ on advice by the health experts.

    Your dull lawyers advised you go to court challenging ECZ that it has no power to ban rallies. You lost. Ndola High Court has been dismissed your application. The court has held that ECZ has consitutional power.

    It is therefore absurd for Bally to continue accusing police when the ban was effected by ECZ and the court has held that ECZ has power to do do.

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  9. Can you imagine this dreamer? Iwe hh lekefyo kikiki. You have forgotten how you were jumping from court to court last time like a k0IWE on drugs. This time you will cry like one of your constipated cows. Fuseke. Stop giving your thugs false hope so that they bring violence when you lose.

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  10. THANKFULLY REALITY HAS ITS ORIGIN IN DREAMS. DREAM ON HH; DREAM ON UPND ALLIANCE; DREAM ON ZAMBIANS. FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS WITH THE CORRESPONDING VOTE FOR THEM TO BE REALIZED.

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  11. Hakainde you wont win by just sitting in your mansion with a clean jacket in New Kasama, get your hands dirty if the road is blocked by Police jump on a motorcycle use a dirt roads and stand an empty motorcade…really laughable this man thinks this is a business game when he is standing against a desperate dull thug who has just tasted how sweet honey at State House is. You think ECZ will listen to you now these are things you knew would happen…you should have pushed for reforms 5 years ago.

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  12. Zambians are not Brave to declare the wind of change openly.We can see a little of their
    Bravery when opposition leaders are addressing or doing road shows.They will
    Be brave on 12th August.

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  13. Tarino that is good advice to your fellow tribesmen. You must be desperate for him to win so that you can leave that tough life as toilet cleaner in UK and come back to drink chibwantu

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  14. Dreams are for free, and the politics of defiance will not help anyone. For five times Hichilema had been crying with the same voice at one point he went too far in trying to block the head of state, but he was taught a fair lesson equal to the defiance. To date HH thinks that there is no sitting head of state in Zambia. He is behaving as though he is going for elections only with his alliance.

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  15. kikiki balapena aba.I can understand him coz he has lost 5 times consecutively.This timearound it will be a big loss.Such MPS you have in lusaka and cb to give u votes.kikikii awe u’re kalusa

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  16. Edgar Lungu and his Criminal Enterprise of a Government are afraid of Politics on a Level Playing Field.
    ECZ are watching & just sitting on their hands,the will of the people cannot be suppressed .The day of Reckoning is fast Approaching.
    How can this be Democracy? We all saw elections in America at the peak of Covid, campaigning was Not Banned.
    We must fight for a Level playing field .
    Ba Lungu,is your house in Swaziland finished?
    Send in your Chinese builders,
    Kuya Bebele

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  17. Kikikikikikijukija kikikikikikijukija! H² just listen to yourself. You sound like a joker.

    Yaba! Come rain, come sunshine your feet.
    1. He doesn’t sound confident in every word. Just listen to his boring claims.
    2. He doesn’t sound strategic judging by the tone of his utterances.
    3. He doesn’t sound sure going by his lying mantra.
    4. He doesn’t sound presidential going by his insulting of institutions of Governance – the Police and ECZ.
    5. He doesn’t sound charismatic; going by his disconnect from the people. The very people who are supposed to make way for him to kiss plot1. That’s why people say hakaivotela umwine. That’s how he loses elections. He thinks wrongly; unable to reckon that banamufaka ku wire bantu, for allegedly selling our migodi.

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  18. Chief petitioner Hikainde Hachilema listen to me.
    ECZ and Police are not like your personal to hold MPs you commanded remotely at will. You can’t overrule them. You can’t control them. They tell you what to do.
    Your level of issue articulation is very weird. No wonder State House keeps eluding you.
    You like court processes but the dark side is that you don’t even win. It just shows how unfit you are not to be given a goal at State House. With such reasoning as you exhibit, it surely sends wrong signals. It is true, you don’t have what it takes.

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  19. Which rain will come in August. This record breaking loser. He cant see defeat coming again. Alliance where hrs just alone, where Mutati and KBF wheres your running mate. Hichilema has already remained alone because of tribalism. This year Mr. Hichilema you are losing worse than last year because you have lost of ground in your so called strongholds!

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  20. We thought the elections are decided by the people not the candidates? What makes him think he has already won? Kulota is not a crime mew.

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  21. Pharaoh’s Braggadocio – He has not learned anything after all these years under all those presidents and PF thugs have not implemented the MU7 formula of internet blackouts…Lazy Lungu is an absolutely dull lawyer who has no respect for constitution or governance.

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  22. @2. I DON’T THINK THERE CAN AS FULLISH A JUDGE AS YOU TO PUT THE COUNTRY ON FIRE AS THAT CARELESSLY.

  23. Zambians from all walks of life are suffering under this violent, incompetent and Visionless PF Regime. The Hard Economy, burning of Markets, PF Gassing Citizens, Lawlessness, Corruption and mismanagement of the Economy, PF Cadreism, Militarization of ZPS etc cannot be allowed to go on. On August 12 People will vote for a Change of Govt. Lungu and his Panga Family must be shown the Exit Door. Lungu and PF have failed us. Time to try HH and UPND Alliance. People want Hope and not despair. The writing is on the wall.

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  24. HA HA HA >>>HH DOESNT REALLY HAVE TO DO ANYTHING OR GO ANYWHERE
    HE CAN JUST WATCH PF SELF DESTRUCT ON THEIR OWN
    FORWARD ZAMBIA

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  25. PF cannot win a free and fair election and they know it. HH tell your supporters not to go and sleep after casting their votes. This time don’t let the people who count the votes to determine the outcome

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  26. I wonder whether this was a discussion or just handing over a petition to ECZ. What was ECZs response to the complaints raised by the Alliance. Where did we get this culture where public officials can just give out statements without being made to respond in real time to questions posed by concerned public. It happens with the Presidency, Police and ECZ. I guess it isn’t surprising. looking at most of the comments above that are just based on whether you like or hate Hichilema and not on the issues that were raised.

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  27. When I read about HH’s senseless rantings last evening, I went to my old jacket in the wardrobe to check if my voter’s card was still there. I found it where I had put it in the side pocket. I took it out and looked at it and said to myself, indeed this is the weapon I will use against HH come August 12. This character called HH aya sana. You cannot be disrespectfully saying to a sitting head of state and someone older than you ” Endesha, Chapwa, Longa (ECL)”. HH is actually sending a messaging to all of us Zambians that if he were to win even in his wildest of dreams he would literally kick ECL out of state house. We would see worse things than we saw with FTJ Chiluba when first President, Kenneth Kaunda lost elections in 1990/91. HH is daring Zambians here and needs to be taught a…

  28. … a political lesson and to be shut up once and for all. HH wants to treat ECL the way Easterners and Northerners have been treated in Namwala. No wonder HH does not condemn that violence against non-Tongas.

  29. 27 @ tikki

    Yes, you are very correct. He does nothing and never wants to address important things. That’s why he always getting defeated.

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  30. Yes change is coming you will no longer lead Andies party….you will be removed to the back stage and only known as a candidate who was defeated 7 times…never honored alliances…doctored mp lists…never respected your vice presidents…never ate a meal with them…never understood how government works…oh and that after your loss by 14 hours the kwacha will appreciate…muguys lets try someone else…yes we desperately need change but YOU are not that change..we know what you stand for

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  31. “Come rain, come sunshine, there will be a change of Government on 12th August. Change is written everywhere: on your lips; in the sky and on flowers. Chapwa! kabiye! Longa! The group here (Alliance partners) are civilized to allow for a peaceful transition of power. This is the most expensive dream i have ever heard of. Anyway dreaming is free and very misleading. Otherwise good luck, just put your message across electorate well.

  32. USE PVT METHOD RIGHT AT POLLING STATION . IF YOU LET THE RIGGERS COME UP WITH FALSE VOTES THEN IT WILL BE DOOM FOR POOR ZAMBIANS RESULTS SHOULD BE KNOWN THERE AND THERE NOT TO WAIT FOR MULUNGUSHI TO ANNOUNCE . YOURSELVES AS CONTESTANTS SHOULD TOTAL COLLECT FIGURES AT POLLING STATIONS FOR WHO WILL BE ELECT IN THE 156 CONSTITUENCIES GET RESULTS FIRST HAND. OR ELSE SOMEONE WILL BE PAYED HANDSOMELY FOR ANNOUNCING A FALSE A WINNER. AND THE POLICE AND ARMY WILL BE TOLD TO START SALUTING HIM.NO DONT LET THAT HAPPEN. THATS WHY THE ELECTIONS MUST FAIR AND CREDIBLE.

  33. HH should not take our civility for a ride. He should reciprocate our way of doing things by respecting democracy competitors. He is a challenger who should just work hard to provide the alternative massage than to provoke with abusive language. Please take this as a democratic election and not a coup detat. You will have to be declared winner. In the meantime, find your voters. We shall not sit idle to be brutalised by his ego. No.

  34. I shudder to imagine the Police, the armed forces and other institution of governance under him. If he could tame his MPs like his own property what more when given the instruments of power? The man is too thirsty for power.

  35. Nostradamus!!! The omens are with you. You can predict events in reverse!!!. Trump is also waiting for his inauguration in August 2021! Welcome to the club ba nene!!

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